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By Keith Soko

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Do religions in simple terms upload to international tensions this day? may still religions be excluded from the human rights debate? Politically, a mounting stress among japanese and western cultures just about human rights turns out to proceed. even though, in analyzing divergent non secular worldviews on that subject, Buddhism and Christianity, Soko unearths contract, complementarity, and advocacy. additionally, either traditions pressure tasks towards the surroundings as an important part within the human rights dialogue. therefore, Soko emphasizes the significance of the position of faith within the carrying on with improvement of a world ethic and the concern of the idea that of human rights in operating towards international social justice. He concludes that religions advocacy for human rights deals a shining replacement to the darkish failure of the fundamentalist worldview . . . and in addition stands not like an earthly, relativist tradition which denies our universal humanity and our obligations towards the earth.

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Peter Awn agrees, reminding us of the emphasis placed on divinely revealed religious law by some communities in Islam, Judaism and Christianity. He notes that “such divinely revealed legal systems do on occasion run counter to some of the ideals articulated in the Global Ethic and in the Declaration of Human Rights” (Awn 1995, 69). This is an underlying critique of this study overall, that besides differences between East and West, there are major differences between more “fundamentalist” and more “liberal” adherents of these religious traditions.

This shows that no man is without a merciful, tender heart, no man is without a heart for shame and hatred, no man is without a heart to give way and yield, no man is without a heart for right and wrong (Cited in Hick 1992, 158). (Mencius was an orthodox Confucian philosopher who systematized Confucius’ teachings. See Jonathan Z. ) Yet, while there may be a moral common ground, is the language of “human rights” common in the various traditions? Certainly it is not. Arlene Swidler writes that “neither the term nor the concept is traditional in religious thought,” yet “dealing as they do with our basic understanding of what it means to be human, what we are doing on this earth, and how we ought to relate to one another, human rights are at the center of religious thought and practice” (A.

N. International Bill of Human Rights, international law, and the Parliament’s Declaration Toward a Global Ethic, in arriving at a true global ethic. George points out several concepts within international law which can contribute toward a global ethic. One of these is the notion of a “common heritage of humankind” which has emerged in contexts such 36 A Mounting East–West Tension as the Law of the Sea, outer-space law, international property rights, and governance of Antarctica (George 1996, 366).

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